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US case against Vagos in Nevada ends; racketeering dismissed

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 15:26:40-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A troubled federal prosecution in Nevada of current and former Vagos biker gang members from California accused of running an international criminal enterprise and killing a rival Hells Angels leader in a 2011 casino shootout is over.

A federal judge in Las Vegas on Monday approved a government request to dismiss all charges against 11 defendants.

That ended the federal racketeering case filed in September 2016 after a state court conviction of the Vagos member for the slaying was overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Defense attorneys say the case was based on lies.